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Monitoring Your Blood Pressure And Other Home Diagnostic Tips.

By Matt Benjamin on June 20, 2011

You don't always have to go to your doctor's office to have your blood pressure checked; you can monitor your own blood pressure at home. This is especially important if your doctor recommends your blood pressure be monitored on a regular basis.

High blood pressure, also called Hypertension, can be caused by many different factors such as your diet, caffeine, alcohol abuse, or heart disease such as arthersclorosis. You are at a higher risk for high blood pressure if you:

* Are African American

* Are Obese

* Are often stressed or anxiouse

* Eat too much salt in your diet

* Have a family history of high blood pressure

* Have diabetes

* Smoke

The monitoring of your blood pressure in the home is easy and simple. An automatic inflation Blood pressure monitor such as the Deluxe Blood Pressure Monitor with ComFit Cuff manufactured by OMRON Healthcare Inc. Automatically inflates and deflates with the push of a button. Most machines have a Large LCD digital panel that displays your Blood Pressure And Pulse and includes an internal memory to help keep track of your readings. In addition, most blood pressure monitors can work on battery so you have the ability to continue monitoring even when you are on the go.

In addition to monitoring your blood pressure at home there are many products available to assist in the monitoring of other important measurements such as your weight, changes in body temperature, cholesterol, and blood glucose. It is important to know that changes in any of these measurements can be a sign of a medical problem. It is always important to consult with your physician first and discuss with them any complaints or discomfort that you may experience. Failure to treat even a minor discomfort can lead to a serious medical condition.

Products like the Instant Ear Thermometer manufactured by Invacare Supply Group are fast with a one-second readout with clinical accuracy. Its One-touch operation with Nite-Glo display allows you to take readings while your child is sleeping. This thermometer utilizes a Tone signal which indicates peak temperature and fever alarm sounds for temperatures above 100.4 F (38.0 C). Its many features include memory recall of up to 10 measurements. There is no probe cover required and its Compact design fits in the palm of your hand and features automatic shut off.

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The contents of this article are for informational purposes only. This article is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read online! If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.

Matt Benjamin is the General Manager for Health Innovations unlimited, a durable medical equipment and respiratory services provider servicing central New Jersey. The Meridian Health Store - http://www.meridianhealthstore.com is a fast, convenient, and reliable online discount medical supply store that specializes in walkers and rollators as well as other quality medical equipment. they carry over 15, 000 quality name brand home care medical products. Meridian Health Store is a member of the Meridian Health family, New Jersey's premier health care provider, which has over 11, 000 dedicated employees and affiliations with 1, 500 of the area's finest physicians.

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